It’s the Year of the Ox, and that means it’s time to ring in the Lunar New Year in Rocket League‘s Lucky Lanterns in-game event! The annual event is live now through March 1, so start completing event challenges and unlocking themed items. This year’s celebration brings new items and a beautiful new arena variant, Forbidden Temple (Day), featured in the Lucky Lanterns trailer above.
Complete event challenges and unlock new items like the Lucky Cat and Ozzy Ox toppers, Lantern Lift and Cherry Blossom boosts, Temple Guardian player banner, and more! Plus, get lucky with Golden Lanterns that unlock items from the velocity, triumph, and overdrive series.
Completing event challenges isn’t the only way to celebrate the occasion. Check out the item shop for the free Short Fuse player banner (available now) and Shen avatar border on February 22. While you’re there, look for the Lantern Lift and the now-Painted Paper Dragon goal explosions, which will both make an appearance for a limited time.
It wouldn’t be an in-game event without limited time modes, and Lucky Lanterns is bringing two of them: Heatseeker and Super Cube! Heatseeker is ready for launch and is live right now, so jump in and enjoy the return of this mode where the ball automatically seeks the net. Then, Super Cube bounces into the mix on February 22.
Super Cube is a goofy mode that changes the shape of the Rocket League ball and its speed. Like the name suggests, the ball has been replaced by a cube shape, and its maximum speed and bounciness have increased. Good luck trying to predict its bounces! Here’s the full schedule for Lucky Lanterns:
- Heatseeker 2v2: February 11 – February 22
- Super Cube 3v3: February 22 – March 1
So, jump into Lucky Lanterns starting today and enjoy all the Lunar New Year festivities!